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Masses Protest Before Ahmadiyah Mosque
Jum'at, 5 November 2010, 16:51 WIB
VIVAnews - Hundreds of people protested before a mosque belonging to the followers of Ahmadiyah teaching in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta’s harbor area, today, Nov 5.
The crowd demanded that the Ahmadiyah followers leave the area. However, police managed to handle the situation shortly.
After 30 minutes of speech saying their disapproval against the group, the masses were disbanded.
For the time being, the local authorities are involving in a talk with the mosque’s management.
According to Hendro, 40, a board member, the mosque has been there for 24 years with 200 followers. “There hasn’t been any problem against us. It’s only a misunderstanding,” he said.
He claimed that people see the teaching of Ahmadiyah refers to the wrong phrophet, book and shahada.
“We’re ready to hold a dialogue to straighten things out,” he said.